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WETA
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, buying majority control of the u.s. cell company. and with nearly one-in-three americans working contract or part-time jobs. we kick off a week-long look at how a nation of freelancers is changing our labor force. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! a u-turn on wall street today. stocks rose, rebounding from sell-offs last week. good news about the american consumer put investors in a buying mood. the dow jumped 95 points, the nasdaq rose 20 and the s&p 500 up 11. retail sales rose more than 1% in september, which was better than expected. it follows an even bigger gain in august and its the best back- to-back showing since 2010. erika miller has a closer look at the data and what consumers were loading up on last month. >> reporter: it seems pretty unbelievable. but a single electronic devices appears to have powered the gain in u.s. retail sales last month. if you haven't guessed it, we're talking about the iphone 5. a remarkable five million of them were sold in their first weekend alone. and that appears to have boosted electronics sales by 4.5% in september. that was the biggest incre
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:30pm PDT
unbelievable. but a single electronic devices appears to have powered the gain in u.s. retail sales last month. if you haven't guessed it, we're talking about the iphone 5. a remarkable five million of them were sold in their first weekend alone. and that appears to have boosted electronics sales by 4.5% in september. that was the biggest increase since the iphone 4s came out in october of last year. but the gain in retail sales wasn't only because of iphone. >> if you do take iphone, we still would have had a fairly decent 0.7% gain in overall retail sales spending activity. that's a very significant pop. we haven't seen that kind of growth over the past six months or so. >> reporter: and sales did rise in every retail category except department stores. consumers may be feeling better about spending. thanks to higher stock prices and stabilizing home values. >> we've seen a nice improvement in the economy over the past three months and also seen a solid rebound in wage growth and that's given consumers more confidence and more discretionary spending power. >> reporter: but unemployment is sti
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there is a boom in u.s. oil production right now but you won't see a drop of relief at the pump. we'll tell you why the production spike is falling short. >>> fearless felix redefines awesomeness. his super sonic base jump just doesn't break records, it sent sponsor's red bull's brand into the stats to fear. this could be one of the great marketing coupes of all time. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market headlines the bulls charging ahead to start off the week. improving retail sales in september and better-than-expected earnings from citigroup helped boost stocks. the dow closed up 95 points. not bad. meanwhile the nasdaq posted its first gain in seven sessions. shares of eli lilly lept more than 4%. the drugmaker says the late-stage study of its new stomach cancer drug improved patients chances of survival. >>> investors are punishing shares of bankrate after-hours the financial services company slashed its third quarter and full-year earnings outlook. >>> to our top story tonight according to new reports iran is planning
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
, further expand their network in the u.s. >> what is the attraction here for softbank? >> this comes after the transaction of another acquisition in japan. so it's in line with what they've explained to investors over the past two years. where they want to take the company, expand into the telecom sector. and this will allow them to get a foot hold into the u.s. market which they currently don't have a presence in and the inner -- with their massive capital expenditure going forward. >> do you think they're going to start lowering prices or do you think they'll keep prices where they are because they like the cash generation from it? >> as far as bill porter is concerned from softbank's perspective, this will make them the third largest wireless carrier over in the u.s. behind verizon and at&t. and so i think eventually once we deal with the forward capital expenditure that they'll have to invest in going forward, i think we can all talk about, well, is this going to also impact prices in the u.s. but first they'll expand their network before talking about is it going to lower prices. >> a
WHUT
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
canada to u.s. refiners on the gulf coast. we will speak with susan scott who owns land where the pipeline will run, and with actress daryl hannah, who was arrested there last week and has long been active in protests against the pipeline. >> we cannot afford to poison our soil and fresh water. we need that money and those jobs that were going to go toward this pipeline to go toward real solutions, american, u.s.-made community-based energy like solar, like wind, like geothermal. >> then we will speak with reporter mike elk about his new exposÉ, "koch sends pro-romney mailing to 45,000 employees while stifling workplace political speech." >> the boss is constantly talking about politics in the workplace. all of the sudden, your co- workers are wearing republican buttons. does that mean you to wear one, too? if your co-workers are volunteering with your boss on the weekend for gop candidates, does that mean if you want to get a raise you have to do that as well? >> mother jones looks at how the romney and obama campaigns are digitally mining personal data in order to get out t
KCSMMHZ
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
regarding his country's stance on disputed territory in the east china sea. koichiro gemba told a senior u.s. official there is no issue regarding who owns the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands, but china and taiwan claim them. gemba met in tokyo with deputy secretary of state william burns. burns is in japan ahead of visits to china and south korea. during the discussions gemba reiterated that the senkaku islands are an inherent part of japanese territory. he added this is based on historical fact and international law. gemba explained japan is trying to facilitate dialogue with china while asking its neighbor to act calmly. the diplomats also touched on the subject of north korea. they agreed to continue to work with south korea to address the north's nuclear program. they also decided to keep looking into the issue of japanese nationals who were abducted by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. >>> government officials from japan, china, and south korea have emphasized the importance of cooperation to overcome confrontations. representatives of the three nations met monday
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the price level at a time when u.s. auto sales were at 40 year lows. morgan stanley got a great note about this. adam jones who indicated that this is not only his top pick but thinks these guys are the way to play u.s. housing recovery. >> pickup truck. >> the f 150 accounts for all their global sales. if you are seeing that recovery this would be fantastic. their em business. in turkey we own them in russia. these guys are exposed but are not reliant on china. all of these guys pent up to the luxury brand that is not ford's game. they are in markets like brazil, turkey and russia. >> does gm's exposure make it less attractive than ford? >> i think people have overdone the fallout. we saw luxury auto numbers come back. i think gm is very balanced in where they are going to profit. it is about europe and not losing more money there. i don't think gm will be that far off. >> i'm with ford. tim made an amazing case. i have been in ford for a while. i have owned it at these levels. i believe in the comeback story and believe i will see much higher in ford. >> what a sincere compliment. i agre
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
word that a haso-based mobil carrier purchased 70% of u.s.-based corp..nextel this deal is worth $20 billion. the japanese company announcing this at a news conference just happened this morning in tokyo. the deal has been approved by both boards would still need e u.s.-basedm th shareholders. the wall street journal reporting that the ceo of sprint in control of the in the u.s.. now it's not clear what this means for consumers. analysts say in the future this gives a spread nextel the maybe purchase a mobile, company like t- morethem a little against at&t and verizon. if they were to do that in the mean at&t andould might ask to explore their prices a little to stay with a company like .print this is a story we will continue watch. we will have even more hour.ation in our next back to you. >> thank you. 4:52. for the first time in over a found a waydskins to win at fedex field. the first home victory of the rg3 era. the rookie quarterback put on setting a record his fifth rushing touchdown season. 76-ent up the middle for a touchdown, which sealed the deal. 38-26.t the victory >> to
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
saudi arabia, qatar, other gulf countries. you saw in today's paper the u.s. has the policy essentially of not arming the rebels directly, but allowing or possibly assisting in indirectly arming the rebels through countries like these gulf countries, saudi arabia and qatar. and the problem you have is many private citizens from these countries, in fact, don't espouse democratic values, per se. but support more militant islamic groups. >> clarissa, let me ask you about that "new york times" piece this morning that says a lot of these arms being supplied by saudi arabia and qatar are going into the hands of these hard line islamic jihadists and not these more secular opposition groups. is this a blow to u.s. strategy there? >> i think it absolutely is. because there's a very real sense that the u.s. has lost an opportunity here by taking such a hands-off approach to the syrian conflict. they've really lost the opportunity to influence the -- what's happening on the ground and to ensure that groups and opposition members who do espouse more democratic values have any real success or power
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 1:40am EDT
we know well, in which the candidates attracted to a u.s. and new hampshire, and they submit their feet to the will of the people. and in a series of primaries and caucuses they are the chairs and nominees are selected. before jimmy carter, presidential candidates were chosen by insiders at the national conventions. and they could run in the primaries and the caucus but they didn't necessarily have to. it was an inside game. presidents now must raise a lot of money to take their money to their case to the people in the way that they didn't need to before. and in terms of the travel and the president's focusing on the key states, you have presidents now who are key to the political success taking their case to the people and now that you're in the office, they have continued to do so as president.o in the book i talk about examples of the presidential aide saying when a president needs to get back to his winning a game or does he want to do? he wants to go back to the people and the have and to do it in the key electoral states that better disproportionately in the coming ele
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
in washington this monday morning. thanks. >>> and one more political note. the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has now become campaign fodder. south carolina republican senator lindsey graham is accusing the administration of a coverup. but the top democrat on the house committee investigating that attack says the accusation is quote ridiculous conspiracy stuff. >>> republicans and democrats alike are paying tribute this morning to former senator arlen specter. the moderate republican turned democrat from pennsylvania who served 30 years in the senate died yesterday of complications from non-hodgkin's lymphoma. he was known for being fiercely independent and for also being a man of the people. >> i remember as a kid, he would be down in the stands at three rivers stadium at steelers games introducing himself, just getting to know, he wanted to know the whole stadium. i think people will look back and say, that is what an elected official is supposed to do, even if it is not convenient or is difficult at times. arlen specter always did that. >> his funeral is tomorrow. vice
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 5:30am EDT
is sseaking outt bout the white house's response to the attack onna u-s consulate in benghazi... calling itta "politically-motivateddcover- up."graham accuses tte white house of covering up what it knew about the september 1th attackk that killed four ameeicans.u-s officials first blamed a spontaneous demonstration ovvr an anti- exploiting the incident...to boost mitt romney's presidentiallccmppign... graham says::"they're trying to sell a narrative quite frankly that he mideast, the wars are reeeddng and al qaeda hha been dismantled."axelrod &psays: "there's nobody on tths ppaaet who is more conccrned and interested in getting to the bottom of this then the president of the united states. he feels personal responsibility for every representative hh sends arouud world."anddon the heels of last week's house hearrngs bipartissn investigation.aneww- 3pearings begin today... for &pconcordia.francescooschettino is accused of steering ttee whicc caused the ship to hht rocks and capsize last january. 32 people were killed.seveeal crew members and mmnagers are also unner invvstigation. the presii
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
and family members and loved ones reunited as 70 members of the d.c. national guard returned home to the u.s. they were deployed in afghanistan the past 10 months. fox 5's lauren demarco was there for the welcoming party. >> with technology like skype you have the family members today saying they've been able to keep in fairly regular contact with their loved ones overseas, but nothing compares to seeing them in person safe and sound on american soil. >> i'm excited. >> reporter: michael salas says 10 months is long, but he understands why his dad, sergeant edwin lariano, had to go to afghanistan. >> it's bad because i don't get to see him in person. it's good because he's helping us with our troops. >> reporter: military mom bess lee eagerly awaiting her daughter. she says it's something she's well familiar with as all three of them are u.s. service members. >> that was an option in my house. they were going to go to school because didn't have the time to. not military, i never dreamed of it. >> reporter: the troops arriving at the d.c. armory are among 270 members. they provided securit
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that time, my parents were gone working here in the u.s.. i looked at the mountains and think my parents were over there, on the other side of those mountains. that was that to me. >> host: originally, where were you born? >> guest: in mexico, southern mexico in a little city that no one heard of, but when i mention alcapaco, everybody knows that. it was three hours from there. >> host: when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> guest: my father came here in 1997 when i was two years old, and he send for my mother a few years later in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> host: when did you come to the united states? >> guest: i came to the united states in 198 # 5. >> host: how old were you? >> guest: in may of 1985, nine and a half going on ten. >> host: what can you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your trek? >> guest: well, i had been separated from my father for eight years so when he returned to mexico in 1985, we convinced him to bring us back here. he was not coming back to mexico, and we didn't want anymore time separated fro
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 1:00am EDT
a supply line to the soviet union fighting for its life against nazi germany. the u.s. joined in that occupation after the u.s. joined the war and the russians did not leave as they had agreed to do it and instead set up a separatist movement in the northwest which first demanded autonomy from iran. that crisis was the first item on the docket of the newly formed united nations and of the first five resolutions of the security council starting in january of 1946. three of the five involve iran and azerbaijan. >> what role did the cia played in iran in the 1950's? >> well, peter, that's a good question. i don't have many details. many pyrenean friends of mine think i know more about the operations than i do of the cia. people argue over this endlessly what we do know is that the early 1953 president eisenhower inherited a difficult situation from president truman and gave the order to plan an operation inside iran to bring down prime minister mohsen def and to replace him with someone believed to be more in accordance with our interest. >> so did the prime minister get replaced
FOX News
Oct 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
they have the right to hear what happened to the man and whether the u.s. constitution applies at gitmo. all five of the terrorists are expected to attend in person. despite it being closed to the public relatives who lost loved ones can watch the trials at u.s. military sites. >>> now to an extreme weather alert, severe thunderstorms in chicago prompting tornado warnings through out the city. >> you can certainly hear the vines going off in the background. wind gusts clocking in at 50 miles per hour. take a look at this. it's time lapsed video. it shows the storm as it rolls right through one neighborhood. that is spectacular looking. fortunately no reports of major damage or any injuries. >>> a california man head to do the 49ers game with a group of friend was stabbed outside of candle stick park. >> an altercation happened and pulled out a knife and actually was going for my girlfriend and her boyfriend jumped in the way and they stabbed him in the abdomen. >> police say the group was approached by two men that got into an argument and one of the attackers allegedly pulled out a knife an
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. the u.s. court of appeals for columbia will decide the case. >>> time is 6:15 transit officials admit they did not have the proper permit. they admit a person knit for -- permit for soil testing was issued but not for other tests. the rail transit districts acknowledged this and they say stricter rules are in place. >>> cars are polluting the environment even before they hit the streets. the way electric cars makes them twice as harmful to the environment compared to gas powered cars. still electric cars can make sense if the electricity to use them comes from low carbon sources. >>> they are making two busy streets for elevated bike paths. the sap fran coalition said more people -- san francisco coalition said more people would consider biking but if it is approved dozens of parking spaces out there would be lost. >>> let's turn to sal to see if traffic is picking up on this monday. >> maureen and dave, it is getting busier as a matter of fact if you are driving on the bridges here. the traffic is moving along relatively well and i want to lo
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2012 1:00pm EDT
rothman. u.s. officials blaming iran for recent string of attacks on u.s. banks. a threat to our national security. melissa: election over three weeks away. is your portfolio ready? we have the dos and don'ts before everybody votes. you have to be ready. lori: i hate the idea, melissa like this, but the company provides mobile service for names like in red, high airways and virgin atlantic. could it be coming to u.s. carriers? the company's ceo joins us to convince me straight ahead. melissa: time for stocks, the floor of the new york stock exchange, nicole petallides standing by. up 86. nicole: we have been looking pretty good on the dow, nasdaq and s&p on this day. off three of the last four trading weeks. we had been up 100 points earlier today, but still a gain of well over half a percent for the dow and the s&p. some traders are taking a breather, not putting too much merit into today's pop. also, the nasdaq composite snapping six days of selling, we will see whether or not that holds going into the closing bell. retail sales numbers show continuing improvement for the month of septe
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
mobile operator will buy up to 70% of the third largest u.s. carrier. about $20.1 billion and softbank will get access to a u.s. market that still shows growth compared to japan's market which is stagnating. meantime sprint will get the fire power to buy competitors and to build out its 4 g network. meanwhile a new poll finds economists forecast only tepid growth. unemployment seen back above 8% for the first half of 2013. good news comes in the quarterly survey by the national association for business economists and that is the housing market is recovering faster than expected those polls say the economy likely won't fall off the fiscal cliff. and nabe's vice president will join us along with steve liesman at 7:30 eastern. at 8:30, september retail sales and the october empire state survey. so we'll see how business conditions are around here. and then at 10:00, we have business inventories and earnings season is in full swing this week. profits of s&p 500 comes are seen dropping 3% this quarter year over year. that would be first decline that we've seen in three years. 6% of the s&p
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2012 3:00pm EDT
in the u.s. dollar, yes, the greenback, was doing so well metal's investment sparkle and a bunch of the metals as well. gold is plummeting. the dollar is muscling up. let's get right to the floor show. traders at the new york stock exchange, cme group and the nymex. ben willis, i want to get to gold falling $20 in just a minute but looking at equities today, this is a significant rally on a day where we're following six negative sessions. suddenly, equities look good. is this all the retail sales number that came out this morning? >> no, not at all. this is more has to do with china and their ability to export their economy. when china -- obviously one of the largest economies in the world -- can export, not only good for china, but that means other countries are buying so the economy is improving. that set the tone. citi bank continued the follow through. after six straight down days, the market is going to get some sort of relief rally. i think that's what we're seeing. the retail sales were definitely additive to it but with all those pieces together, not the least of which wh
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. and the u.s.' counterterrorism policies in north africa are highly unpopular. so we need to get better and smarter about how we do counterterrorism, and i think a big piece of it is economic. counterterrorism, i don't know how much it's shifted because they were really smart about it early on, but then the resources put sort of more on the military side even though it tried to be more socioeconomic early on. i think the we need a much more holistic approach to counterterrorism. >> thank you, dr. alexander, for your question. i think that one of the reasons for this situation in northern mali is precisely the issue of refugees. i happen to have recorded some of the what happened, i mean, as a spawn of libya, of what happened already since the return of the, of the tuaregs who were serving in thegy gaze under gadhafi. in may 284,000 fled northern mali. about 60,000 went to -- [inaudible] 61,000 went to mauritania. you were talking about the neighborhood, what's going on. algeria, i think, has 15,000 or 20,000. so if the situation if there is an intervention, you know, as the french are w
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
, welcome to skwau"squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee live from the new york stock exchange. u.s. futures coming off a week that saw the s&p 500 down by more than 2%. green arrows looking to add some gains. mixed bag of data, retail seas up 1.1% for september. better than expected but new york manufacturing disappoi disappointing. the picture in europe, digesting a reuters report that says quit asking for a bailout in september. the biggest ones in france, up 1.1%. a road map this morning starts with a massive telecom deal. david brought you the deal and this morning, official, softbank to acquire a 70% stake in sprint. what happens with clear wire surging? does it mean a deal with pck is off the table. >> on earnings and revenues sending citi shares higher. u.s. mortgage business and lending mexico helped boost results. >> microsoft's back in the music business unveiling a service that could compete with the likes of pandora and itunes. we have an exclusive with the head of their interactive entertainment straight ahead. softbank to buy 70% of sprint for $20 billion marking the
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am EDT
the 1970s, and a new report from the chamber of commerce says the u.s. is really no better off than it was during the iran hostage crisis. energy security is basically a country's energy use and then its access to that energy. on the u.s. chamber of commerce list, the united states ranks 7th behind mexico, the u.k., norway, new zealand, denmark, australia, and ahead of canada, germany and many others including china and russia. while the u.s. has plenty of challenges on energy use and supply, the energy information administration says there's a significant reason for optimism. natural gas. >> as energy use is reduced on a per capita basis, vulnerability to shocks, i think, is reduced. this growth in shale gas and tight oil has made an unbelievable difference to energy security in the u.s. and this looks like a pattern that is set to continue. rich: the report says u.s. technology to secure and use natural gas coupled with energy efficiency could lead u.s. oil imports to drop significantly in the next decade. as for the candidates, romney says he wants to reverse obama administration
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 3:00pm PDT
said they hope the agreement will isolate the extremists. the u.s. food and drug administration has widened a warning about medicines made by a specialty pharmacy near boston. the new england compounding center sold tainted steroids linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis. as of today, there were 212 cases nationwide, and at least 15 deaths. now the f.d.a. says it's investigating other illnesses that may be tied to the company's products. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and we return to politics. the battle lines are drawn in this year's massachusetts senate race, where a republican incumbent is looking to survive in a blue state. gwen ifill has our report. >> yeah, yeah, ifill: for nine years ray flynn a staunch life-long democrat was the mayor of boston. this year he's working to re-elect a republican, scott brown. >> i see him with the veterans. he sits there and has a beer with the veterans and talks over all the issues. they love him for it. >> your u.s. senator scott brown ifill: in 2010 brown won the senate seat once held by ted kenn
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of serious analysis of the u.s. vital interests. i have not done that, although i have done some writing on that, but that is what is necessary. the point of the paper is that the public discussion is really not focused on that much more relevant question. what is really focused on is an irrelevant question, which is what are the short-term gdp effects of changes in the defense budget, and by implication, other changes in the budget as well, which is the wrong question. the question is, where are the resources used most productively in the coming, and what is the path that to take us there? percent of gdp is not really there, except in terms of -- -- as a measure of what we can afford. >> you talk about reduction of spending in the 1990's, but the domestic budget shrunk as well in the 1990's. bill clinton was in office, federal spending was 22% of gdp. eight years later, we were a little over 18%. that is a big cut in the cost of government. that was the biggest boom period we ever saw in this country. the economy never did better. i do not see evidence that these cutbacks in spending --
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. but nothing like the numbers that come out for other causes. for example, to protest against u.s. drone strikes. it may be because the whole subject of girls' education is controversial. it's estimated that only 22% of girls in rural areas even finish primary school. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks went before a military tribunal today on the u.s. naval base at guantanamo bay, cuba. khalid sheikh mohammed and four co-defendants are charged with conspiracy and nearly 3,000 counts of murder. the defendants sat quietly today, in contrast to when they disrupted the proceedings with protests last time. this was a pre-trial hearing today. the trial itself won't start at least for another year. the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak is widening. the food and drug administration said today two more medications from the specialty pharmacy may be vovled. the infection has spread now to 15 states, 214 cases have been reported and 15 people have died. dr. jon lapook has the latest. >> reporter: today's f.d.a. statement raises
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
in the middle of the week. >> all right. thanks, bill. >>> the father of former u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens speaks out. what caused one of our subs to collide with one ouf our stroirs? from land to water in the push of a button. you might be able to afford james bond's latest gadget. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." the pakistani girl shot last week for promotion education to girl is being flown to grit britain this morning. doctors believe malala yousef is a will need long-term care. >>> arlen specter died sunday from complications of nonhodgkin's lymphomaality the age of 82. the two were close and often traveled on amtrak together when they were senators. >>> the pentagon is investigating what caused the collision of a nuclear sub and naval cruiser during a training exercise off the east coast this weekend. no one was injured and both ships were able to return to port. the damage is being evaluated. >>> the father of christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador killed during last month's consulate attack in libya said it would be abhorrent for his son'
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
of former u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens speaks out. what caused a u.s. nuclear sub to collide with one of our destroyers? your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> from land to water with a push of a button. guess what. you may actually be able to afford james bond's latest gadget. you're watching "early today." >>> wcome back to "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz. the pakistani teenage girl shot in the head by the taliban last week for promoting education for girls and criticizing the group in a blog is being flown to great britain this morning. doctors believe malala yousafzai will need prolonged care as she recovers. >>> tomorrow, vice president joe biden will attend the funeral of former pennsylvania senator arlen specter, who died sunday from complications of nonhodge kins lymphoma at the age of 82. the two were close and often traveled on amtrak together when they were senators. >>> the pentagon is investigating what caused the collision of a nuclear sub and a naval cruiser during a training exercise off the east coast this weekend. no one was injured and
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
this monday morning. thanks. >>> the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate has now become campaign fodder. south carolina republican senator lindsey graham is accusing the administration of a coverup. the top democrat says it is ridiculous conspiracy stuff. >>> people are paying tribute to arlen specter this morning. he served 30 years in the senate and he died yesterday of complications from nonhoge kins lymphoma. >> i remember as a kid, he would be down in the stands at three rivers stadium at steelers games introducing himself, just getting to know, he wanted to know the whole stadium. think people will look back and say, that is what an elected official is supposed to do, even if it is not convenient or is difficult at times. arlen specter always did that. >> his funeral is tomorrow. vice president joe biden has postponed campaign events in order to attend. he was 82 years old. >>> in other new, pretrial hearings are set to begin today for five men accused of planning the terrorist attacks on 9/11. the hearings are closed but family members of those killed on 9/11 have been invited to milita
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
th, 2012. live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome in washington, d.c. >> it feels warm for the start of the day. it was so cool, like in the 40s or others. >> early sunday morning, it was chilly to me but then it got better throughout the day. it got better. >> you hear tucker over here, what? >> it was chilly sunday morning. >> saturday was cool. day was c >> yesterday turned into a great day. today, a day of transitions. that means rain showers. >> is that the code for rain showers. >> that is my nice way of spinning that on a monday morning t won't rain all day today. the threat of rain showers by late morning. -- it won't rain all day today. you can see it is a thin ribbon of rain showers stretching just east of pittsburgh down through west virginia. the cold front will be moving in later this morning. we've seen the clouds up crease overnight and a better and better chance we'll get some scattered showers around here. maybe a thunderstorm too if you are south and east of the city later this afternoon as the showers move through. bring an umbrella. not going to be r
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 3:00pm EDT
? >> in the short term, i mean, i still think that we would probably be diversified with gold and we would be in u.s. names, levered for growth but also with healthy dividend yields and strong supportable businesses. you know, we like energy. it's not going anywhere. we like the u.s. refiners. i do like financials in the long term although, you know, i would argue that if the positive, if you will, effects of qe, if there are any, are diminishing. the laws of diminishing returns. i think that's also doing -- that subsiis reducing the net earnings banks are seeing in earnings and i think that's why we've seen bank stocks slow down. >> jeff sica, anything you're buying in equities? >> right now i like energy. i think energy has probably the most potential going forward. some of the agriculture companies. i'm in it to win it. i'm not just sitting on the sideline waiting in every area. there are stocks that have some potential because they're backed by things like commodities. they have the ability to increase in value. as we start to see this inflationary trend start to pick up. >> all right. gentlemen
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 4:25am EDT
who speaks to the u.s. ambassador on this question -- still the calculation is providing support from the united states into the rebels' hands at this time would have a very uncertain outcome. we are working very hard with the rebel forces, and clearly, as the president said, assad's days are over. they will eventually come to an end. we need to be ready to provide as much support to the moderate forces as we can in the interim. i do want to, if i can, just say one thing about the comments about iran, which is also very related to this serious issue. he does set up the strawman about the sanctions on iran and the 20 countries that have gotten off the hook. i think it is interesting to note that this is where the facts really do matter. the iran sanctions act is the critical piece of legislation that the congress passed in the 1990's to punish iran and those who support its petroleum sector. zero companies were sanctioned by the bush administration under the iran sanctions act in eight years. 0. when the president came into office, he very aggressively moved on the sanctions using exis
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to take the car at this point. >> car sales are one of the troop bright spots in the struggling u.s. economy. -- true bright spots in the struggling u.s. economy. compacts are popular. >> when gas prices go up, so do economy car sales. >> vw has watched its sales skyrocket over the past year. one reason? the turbo diesel. >> $3, $4 a gallon -- people have a tendency to want to go for a car that gives them better mpg. >> will -- cold sweat and says their september sales are the best -- volkswagen says their september sales are the best they have had since 1972. beetle looksat' different from this 1. >> shoppers are finally letting go of 10-year-old cars. is now a good time to shop? >> you are closing of the 2012 model. there is great incentive on last year's models. we have the 2013 models your. you can get the vehicle you want. -- we have the 2013 models here. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> we started off with temperatures in the 60's. it was just a couple days ago, we had a freeze advisory. in that respect, it has been ok today. a little br
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
hammering the president on the administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jan crawford is in washington and has more on that, jan? >> well, jeff to say that the stakes are high in tuesday's town hall debate could well be an understatement. the president's performance of course in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and o now holds a slight lead over the president. >> under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last monday's attack in benghazi. which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with o bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up with us. >> schieffer: that is a very serious charge that you have just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to ma
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 12:15am EDT
plans for their first night back in the u.s., there was a common theme. >> this was a really important day. >> yes, i'm sorry. orry. >> burger, fries. >> everything american. >> steak. >> chicken, ribs. >> reporter: the soldiers we spoke with all said they were happy to serve and described their time away as a great learning experience. >> you are a team. we made it back together one piece safe and sound, so i'm just really happy that that happened. >> welcome home to them. >>> still to come metro joining forces with police to help catch criminals on the tracks. just ahead we'll tell you about the new sexual assault website that is proving to be a success next when the news continues.  >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> we continue tonight with a metro alert. managers say the transit agency's new sexual harassment website is a success. it allows riders to alert police officers to criminals targeting passengers on the rail system. fox 5's john henrehan is monitoring metro tonight. >> reporter: at last week's board meeting metro transit police chief michael taborn said th
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
a number of key disputes including whether the u.s. government can sensor information it has deemed classified. the hearings will be held at gawn tap mow -- guantanamo bay, cuba. it will have a delay to allow a military sensor to block any information deemed classified. >>> at 4:36, here's a look at some other stories making news now. two hikers from virginia are missing in montana's glacier, national park. rangers and a team of 50 are looking for the men. neal peculiarens and jason hiser have not been seen or heard from since friday. wintry conditions in 18 inches of snow in the park are hampering the search. family members reported the 32- year-old hikers missing friday after they failed to catch their flight home from montana. they both work in veterinarian medicine. >>> a pittsburgh steelers rookie defensive lineman is in trouble with the law. police arrested alameda taomo after he led officers on a chase through a pittsburgh neighborhood. he tried to run over several officers and then swiped several parked cars before crashing his lincoln navigator. this morning he's facing a l
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, the one that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador, provided much fodder for political attacks recently, especially during the sunday talk shows. >> there was no way that you could believe ten days after the attack it was based on a riot that occurred. there was no riot at all. to say that you are either very incompetent or -- >> we don't need wing-tipped cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy, and when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya, his own party called him out for insensitivity. >> he was responding to egypt. >> no, no, no. let me be clear. he was responding to libya, and he has done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> and cnn political director mark preston joining us now from the debate site at hofstra university. mark, this, of course, is the town hall format. different than the previous. how much do you think it will be about foreign policy? it's going to be coming fr
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
. then there's the u.s. one of the country's less dense than the us is canada. for the most part, the united states is at the low end of the density scale. that's why in some ways we have a peculiarly american problem. then we have new jersey and rhode island as the most dense states at 1200 people per square mile and new jersey is more dense than india. the state that's closest to the averages missouri. the state that you can barely see the bar is not because of the color of the image but because there are so low levels of density relative to the high- density states. south dakota it is 10.9 people per square mile or wyoming, 5.9% people per square mile. it cannot be seen if that's the level of difference we have in the u.s. finally, population loss. one thing that's going on is you are thinking about i will invest in something and investment decisions will be motivated by expectations of the future. if you think there will be fewer households in the area you might be serving, that's another thing that could make you think twice about what you will make investments in today. let's put some
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
you see for, um, u.s. influence in the region, um, especially given the security problems in the recent embassy attacks and the challenges of weak governance and weak institutions in. >> i think a great book to read on that is the not too much promised land by aaron david miller. he has a great section in there on how strong we think we are in the region and what we can get done and what the people on the ground think we can get done. we cannot get much done. we need to work with our allies. we need to talk to local intelligence services, and that's been the big problem i now, we've lost the contacts in these intelligence services that really provided us information about the bad guys. >> well, but at a huge cost to, i mean, you know, it's not like there's any great notaly for the libyan knew cab rat or the egyptian, right? >> we had a great relationship with mussa cushion saw. he was giving us all, and, you know, at the end of his life, gadhafi was really a tolerated nuisance. when condoleezza rice visited in 2006-2007, it was the highest ranking american to visit libya s
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2012 9:20am EDT
wallace on fox news sunday grilling obama advisor david axelrod. >> this is the first u.s. ambassador that's been killed since 1979, susan rice came on this show and five others and gave the american people a story that turned out not to be true and you're saying that we shouldn't discuss this? that we should wait and for the investigation to be completed? >> no, no. >> that's what you just said. >> chris, calm down that's obviously not what i'm saying. stuart: well, we'll find out tomorrow night and find out how the president responds to the libyan murder. a cascade of developments putting the administration again on defense, but his campaign says the president will be more aggressive in his next debate tomorrow night. what do you think? check us out, follow us on facebook, we want to know what you think about this upcoming debate. next subject, yesterday austrian felix baumgartner became the first sky diver faster than the speed of sound. and he says that he didn't feel the sonic boom, but again, the air is very thin that high up. this is a financial program, so let's not forget the big
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 1:00pm EDT
? we'll debate it. we're going to hear from a woman who is leading a new charge to keep the u.s. from running off the fiscal cliff. we're now just 76 days away from that december 31st deadline. >>> and the big -- there it is, the big fast fish in the investing pool. high-frequency traders seem to be swimming away. will that make it safer for you to go back into the market's sometimes choppy waters? >> i don't know whether you could have heard kenny just a second ago, isn't that interesting. >>> first, stocks marching higher as we kick off a monster week of earnings. keep in mind the dow just about 6% from its all-time high set back in 2007. how much higher can we go? listen to what john taft told cnbc earlier today. he's the ceo of rbc wealth management, managing more than $225 billion. >> i believe that if congress were to pass and the president were to sign something that resembled simpson-bowles, you would see the market take off and move thousands of points in a relatively short period of time. i think that's the single biggest issue we face. >> they are nodding their head in agre
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
on the u.s. post in benghazi. she said the buck stops with her. there has been a lot over the last couple of days and weeks about who's responsible, who takes responsibility. you heard vice president biden in the debate say we don't know. and when i asked secretary clinton whether you know, the white house -- state department under the bus, she said listen, this is my state department. i take responsibility. security for the u.s. diplomatic post is a state department function and the vice president and president didn't know. kind of distancing the state department from the white house in this election season. she also said she didn't want to play any kind of blame game or political gotcha. she understands that the election is coming up, but she said that four americans died. we need to make sure that it doesn't happen again and we need to make sure that the u.s. is still engaged diplomatically. she wants to wait for an investigation before she talks about whether there was good intelligence or bad intelligence, but she did say the buck stops with her. >> all right. the buck stops with her
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